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2nd Lt. Kenneth Strang Memorial

 
 
2nd Lt. Kenneth Strang Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Payne, August 1, 2022
1. 2nd Lt. Kenneth Strang Memorial
Inscription.  

In memory of 2nd Lt. Kenneth Strang
Feb 13, 1942 - Mar 1, 1980

Graduate of 21st Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy
July 3, 1966 - Aug. 20, 1966

In the early morning hours of March 1, 1980 2nd Lt. Strang lost his life in an accident on the north edge of this bridge while driving home in his patrol unit after working the night shift on icy roads. Doing his Duty: Helping others arrive home safely.
 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1980.
 
Location. 35° 38.297′ N, 95° 57.768′ W. Marker is near Okmulgee, Oklahoma, in Okmulgee County. Marker is on US Highway 75 (U.S. 75) half a mile south of US75 and Loop Highway (Loop U.S. 75), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Okmulgee OK 74447, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forced to Capitulate by Command or Shot out of the Sky: (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ernest Childers (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Bank of Okmulgee (approx. 1.2 miles away); Trail of Tears
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Creek Council House Capitol Of The Muscogee Nation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Creek Capitol (approx. 1.2 miles away); Samuel Checote (approx. 1.2 miles away); Okmulgee County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Okmulgee.
 
2nd Lt. Kenneth Strang Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Payne, August 1, 2022
2. 2nd Lt. Kenneth Strang Memorial
2nd Lt. Kenneth Strang image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Payne, August 1, 2022
3. 2nd Lt. Kenneth Strang
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2022, by Thomas Payne of Okmulgee, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2022, by Thomas Payne of Okmulgee, Oklahoma.   3. submitted on August 4, 2022, by Thomas Payne of Okmulgee, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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